Technical Focus Areas
Advanced Manufacturing is a very broad technical field. The participating ETH institutions defined three Technical Focus Areas (TFA) in the intial program of the SFA Advanced Manufacturing and two additional and complenentary Technical Focus Areas in the SFA expansion program for which exploratory research projects and the build-up of infrastructure will be launched. These in total five Technical Focus Areas are viewed as (i) highly relevant to Switzerland’s economy and (ii) in line with the involved ETH-Domain institutions’ strategies for the future.
Technical Focus Areas (TFA) of the initial SFA program
Technical Focus Areas (TFA) of the SFA Expansion program
A particular aim of the research activities in these Technical Focus Areas is to set the stage for a larger-scale national initiative led by the ETH Domain on advanced manufacturing, allowing for more significant investments in technology platforms and a greater volume of close collaborations between research and industry on a pre-competitive long term action plan.